The catechol 2,3-dioxygenase gene of Rhodococcus rhodochrous CTM: nucleotide sequence, comparison with isofunctional dioxygenases and evidence for an active-site histidine.

@article{Candidus1994TheC2,
  title={The catechol 2,3-dioxygenase gene of Rhodococcus rhodochrous CTM: nucleotide sequence, comparison with isofunctional dioxygenases and evidence for an active-site histidine.},
  author={Sonja Candidus and Karl-Heinz van P{\'e}e and Franz Lingens},
  journal={Microbiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={140 ( Pt 2)},
  pages={321-30}
}
In cell-free extracts of Escherichia coli clones harbouring the 3.5 kb Bg/II fragment of plasmid pTC1 from Rhodococcus rhodochrous CTM a catechol 2,3-dioxygenase (C23O) accepting both 3-methylcatechol and 2,3-dihydroxybiphenyl as substrates could be detected. The plasmid-encoded gene for C23O of R. rhodochrous CTM and its flanking regions were sequenced. In front of the gene a sequence resembling an E. coli promoter was identified, which led to constitutive expression of the cloned gene in E… CONTINUE READING